Birgit Rieger

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OBJECTIVE To establish whether there is a first night effect (FNE) in children and adolescents with suspected obstructive sleep apnoea undergoing polysomnography (PSG) and whether this affects sleep and breathing, furthermore, to determine the extent to which age may influence the sleep and cardiorespiratory parameters. METHODS One hundred and thirty-one(More)
OBJECTIVES Clinical study results might be substantially biased by the effects of ageing, resulting in considerable underestimation of treatment efficacy, especially when assessing activities of daily living (ADL) in elderly people. This study aimed to define age- and comorbidity-related normative values in ADL. METHODS In cross-sectional sampling, 23(More)
The most common cause of obstructive apnoeas in children is adenotonsillar hyperplasia. Possibilities of therapy are surgical intervention (adeniodectomy, tonsillectomy) or nasal CPAP. The decision on the most appropriate therapy must be individual. 26 children aged 2-5 years were investigated polysomnographically before therapy, after operation or with(More)
nCPAP/nBIPAP-therapy is a possibility of treatment of sleep related disturbances also in childhood. We will demonstrate the therapeutic effect of therapy in 13 patients in the age range 3 to 14 years on behaviour, school performance, number of infections in the upper airways as well as on polygraphic parameters, i.e., sleep structure, number of apneas,(More)
Sleep-related obstructive respiratory disturbances in childhood differ significantly from the adult’s obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). In contrast to adults, in children with OSAS the disturbance of the macrostructure of sleep, the increase of the number of apneas and hypopneas, and the diminution of oxygen saturation are not so prominent.(More)
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